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expenditure in the present condition of the country, render additional room an absolute necessity. The value of the records now accumulating demands that they should be kept in fire-proof buildings. In no other way can this desideratum be so soon attained as by the completion of the treasury extension.

The work upon the exterior of the building for the past year has been confined to the cleaning off of the granite and securing its joints, with the completion of the new roof, reported last season to be in progress. The roof is now entirely completed, the old and faulty one having been removed, and the new one proving perfectly tight and satisfactory. The damage occasioned by the leaking of the old roof has been repaired. The marble pavement for the south portico vestibule has been completed, and the approaches for the south wing are nearly finished, after a design made in unison with the lamented Downing's plan for the grounds about the Executive Mansion, and approved by the late President of the United States. It will probably be entirely completed before cold weather closes out-door operations.

In the interior of the building the balustrade and rail to the principal staircases have been finished at a very moderate cost.

The work upon the interior was necessarily suspended during the summer upon its occupancy by the United States troops—at one time every room from attic to basement being occupied. After the soldiers were removed, much time and money was consumed in repairing the damage consequent upon such occupaney.

Since your removal from the old building to the extension, with the force of clerks there employed, all the workmen competent for such service, that could be employed, have been engaged in preparing the fixtures for the new rooms, and will continue to be thus employed through the winter.

The work upon the west wing has been confined to only such matters as would keep the present force organized, in connexion with a few additions to the employés, made under your orders. The progress thus made is so small as not to require detailed report.

Since April last I have, under your order, (issued at the request of the War Department.) kept a steadily augmenting force of carpenters at work upon the carpentry of the various fortifications constructed and constructing on both sides of the Potomac-their line of work extending from below Fort Washington to above the Chain Bridge, and for some miles on cach side the Potomac. About one hundred and fifty men are now thus daily employed. This has involved the necessity of a pay-roll and overseer for each gang of men, and largely increased the :I-rical labor of the bureau. The expenses thus incurred, I am instructed, will be reimbursed from the proper appropriation by the Secretary of War.

During the present year there has been been used upon the treasury extension 1,158 tons of granite, 499,338 bricks, and 274,076 pounds of wrought and cast iron.

The value of materials, machinery, teams, tools, &c., on band, amount to $390,157 03. Of this there are about4,180 tons of granite, costing

$359,952 00 317,210 bricks, costing.

3,690 30 And about 84,591 pounds of cast and wrought iron, costing

5,009 38

Total amount of appropriation...
Amount withdrawn to September 30, 1861.

$2,445,000 00 2,106,993 59

Balance available

338.006 41

The following appropriations will be required for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1862. Annual repairs of marine hospitals

$20,000 Annual repairs of custom-houses

20,000 Continuation of treasury extension.

500,000

Appended to this report will be found seven tables, exhibiting in tabulated form various details of the business of this office, viz:

Table 1. List of custom-houses and marine hospitals, built or purchased prior to 1850.

Table 2. List of custom-houses, court-houses, post offices, marine hospitals, and miscellaneous works constructed since 1850, together with those now in course of construction, and those for which appropriations have been made, but the work not yet commenced.

Table 3 shows the amount disbursed in each year since 1807 for the various public works under the Treasury Department.

Table 4 shows the cost of public buildings finished since 1850, and prior to September 30, 1857, with the amount of revenue collected at each, and the cost of its collection.

Table 5 gives the places where custom-houses, court-houses, and post offices have been asked for but not authorized, the amount of revenue collected at each place, its cost of collection, and the probable cost of the buildings asked for.

Table 6 shows the places where custom-houses, court-houses, and post offices have been authorized, but not commenced, with the amount of revenue collected at each place, its cost of collection, and the probable cost of the buildings.

Table 7 shows the location and nature of each work purchased, constructed, or constructing, the total appropriation for each, date of purchase, and cost of sites, amount expended, amount available, and amount required for completion of each, date and amount of each contract, time of completion, and total cost. All of which is respectfully submitted. I lave the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. M. CLARK, Acting Engineer in charge, Treasury Department. Hon. S. P. Chase,

Secretary of the Treasury.

TABLE 1.

List of custom-houses and marine hospitals purchased or built prior to 1850, with

date of purchase or completion, and cost of purchase or construction, to September 30, 1861.

Location.

Uses of buildings. How acquired.

Date.

Cost.

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Portland, Maine
Wiscasset, Maine
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New Bedford, Mass...
Newburyport, Muss..
Boston, Mass.
Providence, R. I...
Newport, R. I
New Haven, Conn
Middletown, Conn
New London, Conn..
New York city, N. Y..
Philadelphia, Pa...
Erie, Pa
Baltimore, Md.
Alexandria, Va....
Norfolk, Va....
Wilmington, N. C
Charleston, S. C.
Savannah, Ga
Mobile, Ala
Key West, Fla..
Monterey, Cal
Pittsburg, Pa...
Louisville, Ky.
Cleveland, Ohio
Charleston, S. C....
Norfolk, Va....
New Orleans, La....
Mobile, Ala
Ocracoke, N. C.
Key West, Fla...
McDonough, La
Paducah, Ky
Napoleon, Ark
Natchez, Miss
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May 26, 1849 $4, 700 00 July 3, 1847 36, 780 00 Nov. 19, 1832 1, 600 00 July 5, 1849 150, 400 00 Nov. 3, 1848 2, 200 00 Aug. 21, 1817 8,000 00 June 23, 1818 19,271 77 April 13, 1833 31, 745 00 Aug. 9, 1833 23, 200 00 Aug. 29, 1837 1,106,658 00 Nov. 26, 1817 13, 395 00 Sept. 16, 1828 10,500 00 Jan. 2, 1818 8,381 88 Feb. 8, 1833 15, 800 00 Feb. 18, 1833 20,337 37 Dec. 2, 1816 1, 105, 313 57 Aug. 27, 1844 256, 987 82 July 2, 1849 54,000 00 June 10, 1833 341, 397 00 Nov. 25, 1820 7,319 26

.1818 38, 002 33 March 9, 1819 57,039 75

.1818 70, 000 00 Dec. 16, 1845 173, 407 97

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8. M. CLARK, Acting Engineer in charge, Treasury Department.

TABLE 2. List of custom-houses, court-houses, post offices, marine hospitals, and miscella

neous works constructed since 1850, together with those now in the course of construction and those for which appropriations have been made, but work not yet commenced.

Location.

Uses.

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TABLE 2.-List of custom-houses, court-houses, fr.-Continued.

Location.

Uses.

Present condition.

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San Francisco, Cal.
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Treasury extension.

Constructing.

S. M. CLARK,
Acting Engineer in charge, Treasury Department.

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